Betwinner Review: The bookie that brings an international style to the local betting scene

Betwinner is very well recognized in Europe so they have entered the local betting market with an excellent reputation which will no doubt assist them in attracting new players. They have a superb site that is easy to use but its Betwinners promotions that makes that stand apart from their competitors. In this Betwinner review, you will see first hand all the other benefits of joining this international bookie.
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Betwinner was founded in 2017 in Europe but is fairly new on the South African betting scene and unfortunately their lack of knowledge of South African betting trends is very visible. Their payment and withdrawals are very limited for the local punter although there are many options available overall, most are not available in this country. They do however have one of the most comprehensive promotional offerings on the market for both new and existing players.

Indran Naidoo
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Advantages and disadvantages

  • Reputable bookie with extensive experience
  • Multitude of promotional offers
  • Easy usability for new players
  • Limited withdrawal options

Betwinner reviews

Key Features

  • Excellent range of sports betting markets
  • Easy to access R2000 welcome bonus
  • Wide coverage of live betting on sports
  • Simplistic home page

Bookmaker license and reliability

Betwinner is owned by BV Prevailer and has built an excellent reputation in a very short space of time. They are a fully legal betting site that has a Curacao Licence with their headquarters in Cyprus.

Betwinner looks set to be a major player on the South African betting scene as they reputation and innovative promotions sure to be a major attraction.

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Our Opinion About Betwinner Offers

Betwinner is an international betting site that started operations in Europe but has recently joined the local betting market. It is clear to see that this bookie is not local as the site has a refreshing look about it unlike many of the local sites.

They have a vast range of sports and casino games available for players on their site. Betwinner however does not have the live Betgames which the local punters love playing. One of the more pleasing aspects is their excellent horse racing coverage as there is a huge market of horse racing punters.

Line and betting options in Betwinner

Betwinner South Africa has one of the widest ranges of live betting options as they cover hundreds of live sporting events on a daily basis. They have in depth markets on all live betting which make the punter spoilt for choice.

One of the major attractions of Betwinner has always been their great odds. They can rival any other bookie with their odds on all major sports with their football odds in particular very good.

Live betting

Live betting has revolutionised the online betting world and Betwinner has certainly pounced on this opportunity.

First, the number of things someone can bet on has expanded. With the ability to place bets during a game, people can bet on things such as the halftime score or the number of fouls during a game.

Second, the speed of betting has changed because the odds are constantly changing during play. Punters can now react in real time as the match unfolds by placing their bets on their favoured team

Football betting

Football is undoubtedly the most popular sport in the world and also is the sport which attracts the biggest betting action. Millions of football fans in South Africa decide to put their knowledge about the sport to test while making wagers on the local Premier Soccer League.

Beywinner has football punters well covered in this regard as they have extensive betting markets for local football and also football from around the world. The fact that football enjoys such an outstanding betting interest on a global scale is not surprising, considering the number of the matches which take place on a daily basis.

Betwinner has tons of betting options in each match that takes place in the major European Leagues like the English Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and the French Ligue 1.

Cricket betting

The cricket betting markets at Betwinner will have you stumped for choice as the T20 leagues from around the world are indepthly covered.. They have also not neglected the One Day and Test cricket with markets available well in advance for series like the Ashes.

They offer great cricket betting odds on all formats with pre-match, live betting and outright options. You will have access to all the cricket leagues from across the globe and be able to pick and choose between the best matches currently played.

The IPL deserves special mention as Betwinner has betting odds for every conceivable match event.

Rugby betting

Betwinner has been slightly disappointing in this regard as they do not have the best coverage of rugby and this will hurt them as South Africans love betting on this sport.

They also do not cover the local rugby tournaments like the Varsity Cup and the Currie Cup. Both these competitions have an excellent following in the rugby fraternity. They do however have extensive coverage of rugby from the Northern Hemisphere which is good news.

Their rugby betting odds are very competitive and can match many of their competitors.

Horse Racing betting

Horse racing is hugely popular with punters in South Africa because for many decades it was the only form of legal gambling in the country. Betwinner has a massive coverage of races from all corners of the globe with their markets for horse racing events in Europe better than all the other local bookies.

They offer great odds and also have the exotic bets available on their site. Betwinner also has exciting promotions that are specific for horse racing punters.


The Esports market is arguably the fastest growing sport over the last decade with the craze also catching on in South Africa in recent years. Betwinner has seized on this opportunity by offering betting markets on Esports from around the world.

Whether you prefer MOBA titles like League of Legends and DotA or you like the fast-paced action CS: GO, you can be certain that Betwinner will be offering betting markets on a comprehensive list of events from across the world.

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Our Opinion About Betwinner Odds

Betwinner has an exhaustive sportsbook and cover all the major and minor sports but what stands out is their excellent odds on football. Betwinner will also appeal to local punters as their horse racing odds are better than most of the other local bookies.

They will however need to offer better odds on rugby as this is a very popular sport in the country.

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Betwinner Registration and login

The Betwinner registration bonus is among the easiest on the market and this bookie allows you to register in any of the following methods, mobile, email, one-click, and social network. Registration via your mobile is the easiest and these are the steps to follow.
  • Go to your browser, on the browser address bar type and press ‘Enter’ for the home page to open.
  • Join(Registration): Once the Home page opens you go to right hand side corner and click on the Yellow ‘REGISTER’ button.
  • Create an Account: On the home page It will take you to a pop up window which will ask for your mobile number, you will type the number, it should start with ‘+27’ and then the mobile number.
  • Send Code: after putting the number press the ‘Send Code’ button. You will receive a six-digit code on the mobile number that you have provided. You can type the OTP and it will take you to the next level of registration.
  • Terms & Conditions: You will tick the check box confirming that you have read the Terms & Conditions.
  • Register: Click on the Register button to complete the process.

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Welcome bonus

Betwinner South Africa has a great welcome bonus for new players. You can trigger it right at registration. The bookie welcomes its new players with an attractive first deposit match offer of up to R2000. The bonus must be wagered 5 times in accumulator bets with each selection have minimum odds of 1.4. There must be a minimum of three selections.

Every Thursday 100% deposit bonus

If you fund your account on a Thursday from 00:00 to 23.29, you get a 100% deposit of up to R2000. Players are entitled to get only one bonus each. The bonus should be used within 24 hours of receiving it. The bonus should be wagered three times at minimum odds of 1.4.

100% bet insurance

You can insure full or part of your Betwinner bets. Insurance is only available for single and accumulator bets. Insurance cost depends on the odds of the game you wish to insure. Betwinner is the first bookie in the country to offer this promotion.

For example, if you place an R100 at 1.7 odds and want to cover 100% of the bets, Betwinner will charge you R50 for the insurance, which will be deducted from your account. If your bet goes through, you get R170. However, if it is unsuccessful, you get R100 as you insured the entire value of your stake.

Sports cashback bonus

The Betwinner rewards you for placing bets every day throughout the week. At the end of each week, Betwinner calculates the total amount you have lost in bets, provided the minimum odds of 1.5 are met. The cashback equals 3% of the amount you have lost in bets during the week.

Accumulator of the day

You will find hundreds of sporting events on the Betwinner website every day. The bookie provides tips on events that they feel will win and combines them into several accumulators. If your accumulator of the day from these combinations wins, your odds will increase by 10%.

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Our Opinion About Betwinner Bonuses

Betwinner is obviously not yet a household name in South Africa but they will become very popular with the local punters and this is mainly due to their excellent range of promotions. They welcome new players with a first deposit match offer of up to R2 000.

This is just the tip of the iceberg with regards to their promotions as they plenty of other offers for existing players. They offer a 100% deposit match every Thursday which is great and also have an option where you can get 100% Insurance on your bets.

Betwinner mobile apps

All you need is 2 minutes to download and install the latest Betwinner App. No matter which sport or team you want to bet on, you can do it directly from within this app.

It doesn’t matter whether you use an Android or iOS device, smartphone or tablet, this app works seamlessly across all devices. The app is downloadable directly from the Betwinner site with the links at the bottom of the home page.

Once the app is downloaded, you will gain instant and direct access to all of the major betting propositions and sporting events. The app has super-fast speed making it perfect for live betting and has all the features and promotions of the main site.

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Our Opinion About Betwinner Mobile

The BetWinner app is smooth and very easy to use and best of all it takes just a few minutes to download and install. When using the app, you can search directly for the markets you want.

Placing bets is also simple, and once you’ve added selections to your bet slip it’s a one-click process to confirm the bet amount and place it.

The mobile site is available on both Android and iOS devices and can be downloaded directly from the Betwinner site.


After joining a bookie, the urge to make that first deposit and start betting is unbearable but Betwinner is disappointing with their deposit options.

Their site is loaded with over 20 deposit methods but only the debit and credit card options along with Skrill are available for South Africans punters. The sooner this situation is rectified the better.


Credit Card – Visa or Mastercard, once you select this option then you must enter the amount that you want to deposit and click on submit, it will show you this message on the screen “Generating deposit request” and will open the credit card detail pop up screen. On this screen you will put your name, surname, card number, expiry month-year and the CVV number and submit.This method takes between 24 to 48 hours to reflect in your account. The minimum amount is R50 and the maximum R1 000 000.

How to make a deposit

These are the simple steps to follow when making a deposit:
  • Enter “LogIn” details: Enter your username and password.
  • Deposit Tab: Choose the Deposit tab at the top of the page.
  • Click Deposit: Click on the deposit button.
  • Deposit method: On the deposit screen it will give you a choice of different methods of deposit.
  • Deposit Amount: Choose an amount that you want to deposit.


Betwinner has the same problem as with the deposits as they have over 30 withdrawal options but the only three ways local punters can withdraw their winnings is bank transfers, Skrill and Neteller. These methods usually take 24 hours to process.

How to withdraw money

These are the steps to follow if you want to withdraw your winnings.
  • Login: Visit using your browser.
  • Enter username and password: Login tо yоur ассоunt by clicking the login buttоn аt thе tор right соrnеr.
  • Click Account Balance: Click on your account balance as the top of the screen.
  • Select Transaction: Сliсk оn thе Transaction buttоn from the drop down menu.
  • Select Withdraw: Click on the withdraw button on the left of the screen.
  • Method of Withdrawal: Сhооsе yоur рrеfеrrеd withdrаwаl mеthоd.
  • Enter Amount: Scroll down tо thе аmоunt sрасе аnd еntеr thе аmоunt yоu wаnt tо withdraw.
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Our Opinion About Betwinner Payments

When you visit the Betwinner payments page it can be a little overwhelming as there are over 50 different ways to fund your account which includes using crypto currency.

This however is misleading to South African punters as there are only three methods that local punters can use. They are deposits via VISA, Mastercard and Skrill. Betwinner will need to add more payments options that are applicable to the local punter.

Website Usability

The Betwinner desktop version is a winner from the moment you visit the site. In terms of visibility the bookie has a green themed look which actually works very well with the occasional headings in yellow giving the site a clean, sharp appearance.

Everything is clearly laid out and easy to find with the promotions tab at the top of the page while the right side provides plenty of space for you to view your betting slip as you build it. All the sports are clearly listed on the left side of the page while the live betting option is at the top left of the page.

The exceptional speed of the site makes Live casino games and live sports betting an absolute pleasure on the site. The experience of this bookie is clear to see and Betwinner brings that bit of international class to the local punter.

Betwinner South Africa customer suрроrt

The Betwinner customer support was excellent on the live chat as we had our query resolved within minutes. Fortunately, the Betwinner support is available 24/7 via live chat, telephone, and email.

  • Live chat service: Yes
  • Email:
  • Telephone: +44 203 936-29-96

The issue will be the telephonic support as the number is an international call with many locals not using it due to the expensive costs involved.

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Our Opinion About Betwinner Support

The Betwinner customer support was excellent on the live chat as we had our query resolved within minutes. Fortunately, the Betwinner support is available 24/7 via live chat, telephone, and email. The telephone contact number is an international number so we did not call it.

Betwinner also have a FAQ page that may assist you with your queries.


Yes this bookie is fully legal and has a Curacao Licence which ensures they follow all the set rules and regulations.

Yes, all your personal information is protected by firewalls and encryption software.

The best way to win your bets is to research your teams before betting and bet with your head and not your heart.

Conclusion about Bookmaker

Betwinner South Africa has many positives and will appeal to punters as they have loads of excellent and innovative promotions that many local punters will only experience for the first time. Their sport betting offerings are generally very good but there can be an improvement in their rugby coverage.

The biggest area of concern is that the Betwinner site is not tailored to the locals as this is evidenced by them only having a handful of payment and withdrawal options for South African players. They also don’t have the live Lucky Numbers on their site.

We hope that these changes can happen in the near future as it will seriously help grow the brain locally. Give Betwinner a chance and register at this bookie today.

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